Yuma, Arizona. – The Yuma Police Department is advising the community regarding an alert of scam calls.
As said by Sergeant Lori Franklin in a press release, «It has come to our attention that some of our community members are receiving phone calls from someone identifying themselves as one of our command staff.»
Franklin said the caller ID is also showing the YPD business number. The receivers of these calls did not stay on the line long enough to find out what the caller wanted. It was verified that none of our command staff called these people.
It is not uncommon for a Yuma Police Detective, Officer, or Public Safety Technician to call a victim or possible victim and ask for personal information for reporting and investigational purposes. With scams on the rise, it is absolutely possible that a scammer could call and say they are from law enforcement to get your information.
If you believe or even suspect that someone calling you is not an official employee of the Yuma Police Department or any law enforcement agency, ask the person for their name and badge number and hang up. Call that department’s non-emergency number and ask for that employee.
If you have been the victim of this type of scam, you should report it online at www.ic3.gov, providing as much information as possible. You may also file a police report with the Yuma Police Department. If you have any questions regarding this scam and believe you have been a victim, please contact the Yuma Police Department at (928)783-4421.